President’s Message


I welcome you to Delta State University — the “jewel” of the Mississippi Delta region with a rich heritage of culture and accomplishment.

Delta State proudly provides a superb college education and environment for its students. We offer a wide array of educational, cultural, and athletic activities. Our university plays a key role in the leadership and development of the Mississippi Delta and of the State of Mississippi through a variety of partnerships with businesses, local governments, and community organizations.

We are a university of champions — in the classroom with talented faculty who focus on student instruction and mentoring; through award-winning degree programs in business, arts and sciences, nursing, and education; with unique, cutting-edge programs such as aviation, geospatial studies, and the Delta Music Institute; in intercollegiate athletics where we proudly boast national and conference championships in many sports; and, with a full package of extracurricular activities and a college experience that help prepare our students for careers in an ever-changing, global economy.

I hope you will visit Delta State to see for yourself why Smithsonian Magazine named Cleveland and vicinity #2 in the Top 20 small cities to visit in the country, and why Delta State is a Mississippi public university of national distinction. No one else can beat the hospitality and warm welcome you will find at Delta State University!

Come see us on our scenic, historical campus in Cleveland, Mississippi. We invite you to keep up with Delta State through this website and to stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. And if you would like to speak with someone on campus, just dial 800-GoToDSU!


Bill LaForge